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The Train Shoppe | The Ricochet Canyon

****UPDATE****We regret to announce that as of June 27th, 2019 our Ricochet Canyon wild west themed family entertainment center is closed to the public for a yet undetermined period of time. For years, I've seen snippets of a cute train shop somewhere in Utah. We finally found it and finally DECEMBER! Man. I've had these photos sitting on my desktop forever! I've just barely seen them again and I've decided it's time! My grandma used to own a train shop in Iowa, so I have some fond memories of trains. I've chased quite a few trains in my life
Coral Pink Sand Dunes | Kanab | 12 Utah Staycations harm Mon, 02/25/2019 - 00:16
Many years ago, we had a guest post on The Salt Project about Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Ever since 2014, I have been DYING to visit! I can't believe it took me 5 years to get here! Thanks to our partner Kane County, I could finally check it off my list! The ironic thing is because it's February...there was SNOW all over the lovely dunes. Only a hint of Coral Pink could be seen. It's okay though, nothing could keep me from getting on those dunes. Two of the four kids were asleep so we decided to split
Winter Hiking in Neff's Canyon harm Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:03
Are you ready to get outside and enjoy the snow? Because I am! I've mentioned in a previous post (click here) how much I love winter hiking. There are loads of trails around the Salt Lake Valley and the canyons beyond for exploring during the winter. One of my favorite local and lesser-known spots for a quick hike and some fresh mountain air is Neff's Canyon. Almost as soon as you park your car, you have instant mountain views. Neff's Canyon is great because you can let your kids explore the trails as long as you want, and then loop

Old Indian Hot Springs in Corrine

During our Questival Race to the Spiral Jetty on our quest to find the Pink Salt Lake, we just happened to pass this steaming graffiti wood wall on the side of the road in the middle of know where. I had heard rumors that there were hot springs out this way so we decided to stop and see if this was it. Sure enough, we found them. They are a bit dodgy, so much so that I wasn't willing to jump in, and I'm usually down for anything crazy like that. There were a couple of people there soaking after
Hiking Navajo Trail with Kids in the Winter | Bryce Canyon National Park | Hike the Hoodoos Challenge harm Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:59
After a not so good night sleep (notice the haggard look on everyone's faces) we got off to a late start to hike Navajo Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park. Navajo Trail/Loop is 1.3 miles but we decided to hike to Two Bridges which is .6 miles one way. I've written about hiking Navajo Trail which can combine with Queens Garden in a Loop trail here, but in the winter, this hike is a "there and back again" instead of a loop. Since we went in January, we knew the trail would be muddy/icy/snow. Luckily, it was going to be
Hiking Queens Garden | Bryce Canyon National Park | Hike the Hoodoos Challenge harm Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:14
Thursday night I asked the husband if we should just get away for a while. So we did. We ended up in Bryce Canyon National Park. We haven’t been to Bryce Canyon with the whole family before. The last time that I’d been to Bryce I had Aiko & Orion and it was our first solo car ride without dad. See how we hiked with two tiny toddlers here. (Look how tiny they were...2015.) This time, it was going to be different, for many reasons. First, I’ve only been to Bryce Canyon when it’s blazing hot, this time we were
Hiking Mossy Cave Trail in the Winter | Bryce Canyon National Park | Hike the Hoodoos Challenge harm Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:03
Mossy Cave is the last hike we took the kids on before heading out. Mossy Cave is more of a Nature Trail. See our other two here and here. I've heard about this hike for a few years from my father in law, but it always seemed out of the way. Past Bryce Canyon posts here. The scenery is breathtaking. I love how the white rocks can be seen here too. It's only .9 miles roundtrip so this is an easy one for the whole family. Mossy Cave Trail is actually OUTSIDE of Bryce Canyon National Park, but they've included

Free Zoo Days | ZAP

Did you know that Hogle Zoo offers free admission days? The last Wednesday of the month from November to February are FREE! The is one coming up real quick and if you miss it you’ll have to wait until NOVEMBER! Set apart from the Zoo there are also discounted/FREE days on other places in the Salt Lake Valley too! Before I share with you about the other free/discounted days elsewhere, here are some helpful info/tips to what to expect on FREE Zoo days. YOU CAN’T BEAT FREE…which is what everyone else is thinking too. 1. There are long lines, for

Bear Lake Monster Winterfest Plunge | Bear Lake

Are we crazy? Perhaps. Did we sign up for this willingly? Why, yes, we did. Was it cold? You. Betcha. Frozen, even while all bundled up. For a few brief moments I thought, I don't have to do this, I can just leave. But nope. Locke and I jumped into Bear Lake as the snow was slowly falling around. It was so cold, I can't say it was refreshing. Right after you jump in, you trudge as fast as you possibly can through the water to the shore and run into the heated trailer. Since I was a first timer

Summit Inn Pizza | Garden City

There are only a few places to eat in Garden City in the winter and we are lucky that Summit Inn Pizza was one of them. We had never been but heard that the we should go to try the Doodles. We had no idea what they were but OH MY GOODNESS! They were amazing! Its kind of like garlic bread in the shape of a cinnamon roll filled with cheese. SO GOOD! We ended up getting a second order to go! These guys are locally owned and operated by the sweetest family #supportlocal The pizza was delicious. Our 4
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